How to Make Money Selling Drugs

Synopsis: Ten easy steps show you how to make money from drugs, featuring a series of interviews with drug dealers, prison employees, and lobbyists arguing for tougher drug laws.
Director(s): Matthew Cooke
Production: Tribeca Films
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Rotten Tomatoes:
96 min

For decades, millions

of people have come here

in search of the American Dream,

but for many, that dream

is quickly disappearing.

Are you unemployed

or stuck in a dead-end job?

Thousands of people around the state

are losing their jobs every day.

Are you homeless, or living

in a bad neighborhood?

Unemployment shot up to its highest

level in nearly 26 years.

If the "American Dream"

broke its promise to you,

don't worry, we have an answer.

Let me help you help yourself.

I'm gonna give you three and a half grams.

You know what to do with this?

'Cause if you know what to do with it,

you gonna be all right.

Welcome to the game.

This is your guide book.

Our experts are going to

give you everything you need.

It's very easy to make

a lot of money with cocaine.

You could have a six

figure starting salary...

It's hard for me to believe that something

that small could be worth so much money.

You can make a million

dollars in a week

In this program,

masters of the trade

on how to get paid in this exciting

$400 billion global industry.

For the next 90 minutes, we're going

to focus on marijuana and cocaine,

but the same lessons work for any illegal

substance Americans are willing to buy,

or climb to the very top of the

food chain and make billions.

This training guide

will show you how to do it.

You want to know how to

make money selling drugs?

Name's Bobby Carlton,

I've lived pretty much

in every ghetto town,

and my mom had it rough raising us.

She had me very young.

A year after I was, uh,

born, my brother was born.

Years later, I'd have two sisters.

Stepfather, two sisters,

he'd eventually leave,

and then she'd be

stuck with four kids.

She'd basically just

try to raise a family

and try to earn enough

to put food on the table.

I look at people, they got to get

up, they got to be in an office,

they got to go to a factory, they got

to bang their heads against a wall,

they're trying

to earn, earn, earn,

but really, what they're doing is

just barely making their payments.

They're working just to get by.

I wanted to make money to go live.

I was always looking up

to the bigger kids,

who, people I perceived cool

and trying to emulate them.

The guys hanging on the

street corner, not working,

they have girls, they have

cars, they have money,

they seemingly don't ever have to

be anywhere at any certain time.

And I want in. I'm in.

What Bobby Carlton

was about to discover

is that marijuana makes money.

More money than tobacco,

cotton, even corn.

It's the most profitable

farmed product in the country.

I smoked a joint, and then

you just get into it.

And then other

people want to do it.

seven joints were in a bag,

it's a dollar for a joint,

you pay $5 for that bag.


I'll buy a bag, break it down,

sell five joints,

smoke two myself.

It's kind of innocent, right?

Ninth grade...

but then they were like,

"How many grams are in an ounce?"

They were like, "How many pounds

are in a kilo?" I was like, "2.2."

"And do you want me to tell you

how much that costs?"

Hence, everybody at school knew

what I was up to that day.

If Bobby Carlton

can do it, so can you.

How do you expand from a small circle

of friends and attract more clients?

Making money

selling drugs is easy.

Meet Pepe, a retired Southern

California drug dealer,

who's going to tell you how

simple it is to get customers.

Like I say, is not hard.

Everybody can do it.

Well, you just walk out to

the street and the park

and everybody is gonna say,

"Hey! Spark it up," and you'll start rolling.

If you smoke outside, you make a

friend, because weed makes friends.

Weed makes friends.

Now that you've

got some customers,

you're gonna need some product.

Where do you get it?

Most people know where to get it,

and if you don't know where to

get marijuana in bulk to sell,

all you have to do is ask one or two

people, and someone's gonna know.

People will front you as

many drugs as you can sell.

As long as you can continue to pay people

back, they will front them to you.

And if you want to skip the middle men?

Grow your own weed.

Pepe spent quite a few winters making a lot

of money without ever having to leave home.

To grow some weed, uh, in your

house, you only need electricity,

big lamps, and water.

You get in the internet,

you have the seeds, you know.

This is just kind of like

a starter kit for people.

You can get it at any hydroponics

store and get your whole setup.

They'll sell you the tubes, the

nutrients, the little planters.

In about 45 days, these will

grow to about six feet tall,

be lush, green, and lovely.

let it dry for a couple of days,

and then pick all the buds off.

So how much money

can you expect to make?

Yeah, you can make a lot of money.

I mean, like, is gonna grow

a pound for each plant,

and a pound in the streets

goes $2,500, $3,000,

if it is a good weed.

Per 10, how much you gonna have?


In three months, people,

they doing a whole house.

If you put 50, 150 thousand.

For many dealers, the risk

of jail time is worth it.

You make $100,000 selling drugs.

Hide the money, and go to jail, and

when you come out, you have money.

If somebody gave me $100,000

to go to jail for five years,

I would take it, you know.

What the f***. I mean, you...

Sometimes, you work 10 years

and you don't even see $20,000

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